If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than typing your domain inside the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated service. The setup is extremely easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any client will feel confident that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.